When growing cannabis from home is essential to take note of the flowering stages week by week. Cannabis growers who know how to identify how far along their cannabis plant is by its flowering stage ensure that they produce the best buds. Cannabis buds experience five weeks of flowering. Growers that take note of these flowering stages while growing their cannabis plants take control of the cannabis plants’ growing process.When growing cannabis from home, there are many things that you need to know. Learning everything about growing cannabis as a beginner can be very stressful because there are so many factors to account for when it comes to growing cannabis. These factors include flowering time watering lighting, and humidity level of the room. Being aware of your cannabis plant’s flowering stages is a fantastic way to ensure that you grow the best crop possible. We will discuss the five stages of cannabis flowering so that you can produce the best buds possible. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about the cannabis flowering stage week by week. When will you discuss any questions you have about the proper lighting, the sexing, and the amount of water your cannabis needs while it grows.
First Stages of Cannabis Flowering (Weeks 1 to 5)The first stages of cannabis flowering occur during the first five weeks of the plant’s flowering process. Knowing what each stage of the flowering process looks like before growing your cannabis plant is a great way to ensure that you get a great harvest. Below, we will show you the first signs of your cannabis plant’s flowering stages and describe what to look for to know how far along your cannabis plant is. Knowing what your cannabis plant is supposed to look like during the flowering stages is also a fantastic way to ensure that you prevent growing mistakes.
Week 1 of Flowering (First signs of flowering stages)During the first week of your campus plants flowering, your cannabis plant will shoot up in height. The first week of cannabis plants’ flowering stage is also called the transition stage or the stretch stage. Your cannabis plant shoots up in height during the first week of flowering because your cannabis plant thinks it will be carrying a massive load of bud. Thus it stretches as tall as it can to accommodate the weight of the bud. During the first week of flowering, your cannabis plants will also develop a lot of leaves. The reason for the new leaf development is the same as the considerable amount of height the cannabis plant receives. In addition, your cannabis plant is fogging up during this first week of flowering because it anticipates carrying a heavy bud. During this first week of cannabis flowering, you will need to ensure that your cannabis plant receives enough nutrients. Because of the increase in growth that the cannabis plant receives during the first week of flowering, the cannabis plant is consuming many more nutrients than it did during the pre-flowering stages. Slowly integrate more nutrients throughout the days because causing a stark change in nutrients can damage your cannabis plant. You can assist your cannabis plant during the first week of flowering by training it to hold more weight than it used to. To prepare your cannabis plant during this first week of flowering, you can gently bend the plant’s stems downwards so that the center of your cannabis plant receives more light from your grow lights.
Week 2 of FloweringDuring the second week of the cannabis plant flowering process, there is a chance that white pistils will begin to develop on the buds of your female cannabis plants. During week two of the flowering stage, the white pistols that appear will be translucent and very fine. These pistils will eventually turn into the cannabis buds you will harvest during the flowering stage. Male cannabis plants can’t grow these buds. So if you notice that your cannabis plant doesn’t develop these white pistols during week two of the flowering stage, you should isolate it from your other cannabis plants because it might be male. This is because male cannabis plants will start to develop their pollen sacs instead of these white pistils during the second week of flowering. During the second week of flowering, you may need to increase the flowering nutrients that you provide your cannabis plants. The second week of flowering, when your female cannabis plants begin to develop pistols, is crucial for the overall development of your cannabis plant. Therefore, not providing your female cannabis plant with enough nutrients during the second week of the flowering stage can affect your final product.
Week 3 of FloweringDuring the third week of your cannabis plant flowering, you may notice that your cannabis plant has doubled in size from what it was three weeks ago. Even though it has grown so much, you can expect your cannabis plant to grow even more during the flowering stage. However, in this third week of flowering, the growth will slow down significantly from what it was during the prior three weeks. Where the pistols were on your female plant last week, you will now see bud development. However, even though your buds are beginning to develop, they still will not have a smell. Week three is too early in the flowering stage for and noticeable aroma to appear. The third week of growth is also when you can notice any damage that might have occurred to your plant. Keep an eye out for yellow leaves or any wilting on your cannabis plants once the third-week hits. If you notice that your plant leaves are yellow and dead, you should trim those leaves and add more nutrients to the soil of your cannabis plant. Neglecting to keep an eye out for damage during the third week of the cannabis plant flowering process can cause your cannabis plant to die. The third week is crucial for spotting any damage that could have occurred due to lack of nutrients overwatering, or incorrect light.
Week 4 of FloweringBy the 4th week of the plant’s flowering stage, you will notice that your plant has stopped growing altogether, and this is entirely normal because that week, your plant will start to focus on bud development instead of growing more leaves and growing more height. During week four of the flowering stages, bud development increases significantly. Once you notice buds develop, I noticed that the plant has stopped growing in height. Then you can stop adjusting the stems to accommodate your grow lights. When your cannabis plants form heavy buds, weight training is no longer necessary.
Week 5 of FloweringWeek five is the final week of your flowering stage. During this week, you will notice that buds are forming all over your cannabis plant where they weren’t before. Instead of growing taller, your cannabis plant will grow thicker to accommodate all this new bud growth. During the fifth week of flowering, you may also notice that the pistils on the buds of your female plans are now turning amber instead of translucent this means they are entering the late stages of cannabis flowering. Likewise, the trichomes of your plant will go from being translucent to opaque to indicate that you are in the final stage of the early flowering process. During the fifth stage of your flowering process, you will want to ensure that any indoor advance you have receives enough natural air. Airflow and ventilation are especially crucial during the 5th week of your cannabis plant flowering process.
Late Stages of Cannabis Flowering – Harvesting Stages (Weeks 6 to 8)These are the final three weeks before your cannabis plant is ready to harvest. While each cannabis plant does mature at different times depending on the types of seeds you get is unlikely for your cannabis plant to be ready for harvest any time before the eight weeks is over.
- Why should you Flush Your Cannabis Plants?
- When is The Right Harvest Time
Tips For A Better HarvestWhen growing cannabis plants, you can follow several tips to ensure that you get the best harvest possible.
- Sexing Cannabis Plant
- Fixing Problems Before the Flowering Stage
- Gentle Transition into Flowering
- Use Correct lightning
- Don’t Transplant plants in Flowering Stage
- Remove excess leaves
- Use a scrog net
- Keep humidity At 45%
- Watch the Temperature
- Use A Carbon-filtered Airflow System
- Nutrition Burn
- Heavy Buds Should Be Supported
- Avoid Light Burn
- Fulvic Acid During Preflowering